Skip to content
Anthony B. Ndah

Anthony B. Ndah

Ecosystem Scientist

andah4/23/2024 11:42:50    |    
"My lifelong aspiration is to make a lasting and positive change to my community and society. PML has the peculiarity of housing researchers and scientists with diverse disciplinary backgrounds and expertise, working together to bring about meaningful change in the world. That is primarily what attracted me to PML. My current work within two projects: Sea the Value and GUARDEN Projects involves the development of new approaches to selecting indicators for assessing ecosystem services, and researching the ecological, social and economic benefits of marine regulating ecosystem services via new valuation methods."
I am passionate about complex interactions in the highly coupled Earth systems and possess a keen ability to identify emerging patterns and draw inferences. I graduated with a BSc. Degree in Geography from the University of Buea, Cameroon, followed by a MSc. in Geography (course work). My strong desire for deeper oceanographic knowledge led me to apply and obtain a Chinese government scholarship permitting me to join the MSc. Marine Affairs program in Xiamen University. There, I specialized in Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) and became fascinated with the concept of ecosystem-based management. Next stop, I was awarded the Brunei Government Scholarship for PhD research at the University of Brunei Darussalam. My research focused on ‘ocean-atmosphere coupling, marine biogeochemical interactions and air-sea CO2 flux’. I equally served as a Graduate Assistant Lecturer teaching a few courses including Integrated Coastal Management.

Following my PhD, I joined the NF-POGO Centre of Excellence at Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Germany to enhance my knowledge and skills in observational oceanography, leading to my first post-doctoral appointment at AWI, Helgoland Biological Station. My work involved the development of zooplankton-based indicators for assessing the marine ecological status of the German North Sea in compliance with the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive (EU-MSFD). I recently joined PML as an ecosystem scientist within the Seas and Society Group.


  • Development of zooplankton indices for assessing the Ecological Status of German North Sea waters in compliance with the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), 2019 to 2022